Support for al Qaeda was low before (and after) Osama bin Laden’s death
Support for al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Osama bin Laden founded, was low among the Muslim publics surveyed in 2010, and remained low in 2013, two years after bin Laden’s ignominious end.
What’s morally acceptable? It depends on where in the world you live
A new Global Morality Interactive, based on a survey conducted last year, shows how people in 40 countries view behaviors ranging from extramarital affairs to using contraceptives.
In India, few use social media to share political views
While half of Indian internet users regularly access social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, only about a third of these users share views about politics on these social networks.
Michelle Obama to visit China, focus on education
Given other economic and environmental problems, however, education is not high on the minds of the Chinese public.
Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire
In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.
Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya
A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.
Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use
Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.
Russia’s moral barometer: Homosexuality unacceptable, but drinking, less so
Nearly three-quarters of the Russian population (72%) think that homosexuality is morally unacceptable, with only 18% saying it is acceptable or not a moral issue.
Countdown to Sochi Olympics: What the world thinks of Russia
Russia is hoping that the Sochi Olympics will showcase the country, but when it comes to global public opinion toward Russia, much of the world has unfavorable or mixed views.